On Tuesday September 24th, 2019, Orizon broke ground on a new 120,000 square foot expansion. This addition will be used for assembling a significant section of the Boeing 737 fuselage for Spirit AeroSystems. Subject to meeting defined employment guidelines, the City of Chanute has promised to provide economic benefit which will assist Orizon expand their aerospace presence in Chanute.
When complete, the Orizon – Chanute Campus will include one of America’s most modern and efficient processing facilities, as well as dedicated assembly facilities. Presently employing 320 Associates, when the expansion is complete, they expect to employ 420 – 470 employees with total square footage of nearly 300,000 square feet.
“Orizon has a vision is to Build Something Unique; which goes beyond our investments in new buildings, new equipment and advanced technologies. It is also a unique partnership with the City of Chanute and the talented associates we work with from Chanute and other nearby communities.” said Charlie Newell, CEO for Orizon. “The city has assisted us in finding top notch talent to grow our business, contractors to fill our needs and training programs to bring on new associates. We are sincerely grateful to partner with the City of Chanute”.
In a statement from Chanute Council member Phil Chaney he stated, “What a great win for the citizens of Chanute. To have a world class company like Orizon wanting to expand and bring even more jobs and opportunity to this area is amazing. I couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds for them and look forward to many more years of working with them.”
About Orizon Aerostructures; Orizon manufactures, processes (metal finishing) and supplies large complex, monolithic metal, structural components and major sub-assemblies for leading airframe manufacturers in the commercial aviation, defense, space and business/general aviation industries. Orizon is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri., with facilities in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. More information can be found at the company’s website: